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Nov 24, 2009 4:00pm EST
on the war in afghanistan is coming next week. president obama will announce his new strategy and just how many additional troops he wants to send to afghanistan. today he pledged to, quote, finish the job. it's only the beginning of a new debate over the now eight-year-long battle. steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: appearing with the prime minister of india, a key ally in the fight against islamic terrorism, president obama said what he will announce next week is a new strategy to win in afghanistan. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> that's a shot aimed at dick cheney who is saying mr. obama is taking too long to decide. it's a slam of the whole bush team, and what mr. obama says were eight years in afghanistan without the right strategy or resources, allowing a toll ban comeback. the obama goal -- >> to make sure al qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate effectively in those areas. >> reporter: after weeks of closed-door afghan planning sessions, the white house hints the president will send 30 to 35,000 more troops, fewer than stanley mcchrystal requested. a forme
NBC
Nov 25, 2009 4:00pm EST
this afternoon, president obama called pollin generous, committed and said he was proud to have abe pollin as a friend. >>> we know the details of the funeral for abe pollin. friday at 11:30 at the washington hebrew congregation located at 3935 mccomb street in northwest washington and it will be open to the public. >>> a local soldier who was killed in the shooting at ft. hood was laid to rest with full military honors today at arlington national cemetery. major caravejo w an army psychiatrist from woodbridge preparing to deploy to afghanistan when he was killed november 5th. he was 52 years old and is survived by his wife and five children. >>> there is a massive recall from the world's largest automaker to tell you about. toyota says it needs to replace the gas pedals in nearly 4 million of its cars and trucks. those gas pedals can get stuck causing sudden acceleration and sometimes deadly results. krislacken has the latest. >> reporter: a gas pedal like this one stuck in the floor mat caused alexiso reach speeds of 120 miles per hour. it slammed into an suv, launched off an embankment
NBC
Nov 30, 2009 4:00pm EST
obama's state difference last week. what does this breach sayed about it secret service and will criminal charges be filed against the couple? now congress wants t hear from the couple and the head of the secret service. tracie potts joins us live now from the white house with the latest. tracie, it got a little bit heated earlier today. >> reporter: yeah it did. a white house spokesman spoke out basically for the first time since this incident happened and was asked whether or not white house staff might be at fault. >> mr. and mrs. salahi. >> reporter: the reality tv wanna-bes who got into last week's white house dinner without being on the guest list have been on tv before. >> i would like to welcome all of you. >> reporter: featured three years ago in a report on their family vineyard. this thursday we may hear from them for the first time. michale and tareq salahi are invited to a congressional hearing with theed of the secret service. this is not time for political games or scapegoating. committee chairman benny thompson says in a statement "my confidence in the ma
NBC
Nov 11, 2009 4:00pm EST
tomorrow. >>> now to the war in afghanistan. president obama is huddling with his national security team today discussing options for the u.s. strategy. on this veterans day, we are learning startling statistics abt the number of wounded men and women in that war-torn country. >> at least 1,800 troops were wounded during the first ten months of this year. nearly 1,000 of those injuries came during the last three months. those injuries include amputations, burns and brain injuries due to increasingly potent bombs targeting american forces. military officials say president obama is considering adding thousands of troops in the coming weeks. more on that from steve handelsman who is live on capitol hill. >> reporter: thanks. good afternoon. even the new so-called middle ground plan will still send a lot more young americans to the ever-more deadly fight in afghanistan. that is clearly weighing on the commander in chief. in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery, specifically in a section set aside from the fallen from ir
NBC
Nov 12, 2009 4:00pm EST
for this shooting. >> reporter: president obama ordered a review of all intelligence related to hasan, and whether it was properly shared, amid reports that even years ago hasan's co-workers had questioned his mental competence. the civilian officers being credited with stopping the attack are sharing their story. though it's still unclear who shot and brought hasan down, both are hailed as heroes. >> i put myself between him and the bystanders out there. >> i was very surprised. >> reporter: back on the army base where 13 lost their lives that day, walls that once symbolized security are now the site of a mak shift memorial, as the community tries to move on. >> ft. hood has gotten its breath back and we continue to move forward. >> reporter: today's charges, perhaps an important step in the justice system and the search for healing. kristen dahlgren, nbc news. >> the murder charges could make major nidal hasan egible for the death penalty if he were to be convicted. >>> the secret service is investigating a stabbing inside the embassy of togo. according to investigators, a 31-year-old man was in
NBC
Nov 18, 2009 4:00pm EST
. center of controvers >> nexat 4:15,ha president obama is saying about what will happen to the alleged 9/11 maer mind w he goesn trial. >>t 4:30, theomp and circumstance surrounding sarah palin s kicks o her natiwi book-signg tour today. >>> at 4:45, what travel agents are saying about the upcomi liday ason and wt you need to know to be epared. >>> today on capitol hill, republicans took on attorney theyticized his plan to put 9/11aster mind khalid shaikh muhammed and other detaees on trial in new york city. holder's criti call the decision a mistake and a perversion of justice.delsman h. country less safe. make this that is my problem with what you ha don >> reporte in the sate hot seat, u.s. attorney general eric holder said it's passed time to bring khalid shaikh muhmed and four oersth federal court in neyor ground zero for trial. >> by holding these terrorists responsie for their actions, we are finally taking ultimate steps toward justice. that is why i made the decision. >> reporter: it wille anpen courtroom. ksm could speak out. >> it will provide khalid shaikh muhaed to be a her
NBC
Nov 5, 2009 4:00pm EST
nearly 40 million members to get this done. >> reporter: that's good news for president obama. >> they're endorsing this bill because they know it will strengthen medicare, not jeopardize it. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi says she is confident she'll have the votes she needs this weekend. >> we are on the brink of passing historic legislation. >> reporter: these americans want congress to think twice about the consequences of health care reform. brian moar, news4. >>> president obama hosted a white house tribal nations conference today to address concerns of native americans. he started by signing a memorial day up that directs every cabinet agency to come up with a detailed plan aimed at increasing consultation with native americans. the president says he knows what it feels like to be on the outside looking in, and he promised the native american community they will not be forgetten while he is in office. there are 564 tribes recognized by the government. >> this is a look outside. we had another lovely day. we are close to the weekend. let's check in with veronica johnson.
NBC
Nov 23, 2009 4:00pm EST
since february 2007. but there's other tough economic news, president obama will have to deal with going into the holidays. steve handelsman has the latest now. >> reporter: the housing comeback set an all-time record, sales of previously owned homes rocketed up more than 10% in september. but that rise was powered by first-time buyers using a tax credit that runs out. >> it does end april 30th. and much like cash for clunkers, we could see a big dropoff after april 30th. also remember that the government has been artificially keeping mortgage rates low by the fed buying fannie and freddie securities that ends march 31st. >> reporter: by next spring the experts said today joblessness might be even higher than today's terrible 10.2%. >> it will be about six to nine months before we see job gains. >> reporter: more pressure on president obama, whose economic point man, treasury secretary tim geithner, is getting hammered by republicans. >> the public has lost all confidence in your ability to do the job here. >> reporter: the president today, huddled with his cabinet including geithner. >>
NBC
Nov 3, 2009 4:00pm EST
on this busy election day. >> hi, pat and jim. it was a year ago that president obama won office and was riding high in the polls. republicans are hoping to capitalize on voters who believe they did not get the change they were hoping for. in this off-jeyear election, president obama wasn't on any ballot anywhere. >> i don't believe that local elections in virginia and new jersey portend about legislative success or political success in the future. >> republicans do. they are hoping this is the first step toward winning back power in washington. >> i truly do believe there is a political rebel-on going on in our country. >> reporter: in the democratic strong hold of nung, incumbent governor jon corzine was in a tight three-way race with republican chris christi and chris dagget. >> i think there is an awful lot of frustration in new jersey about what's going on, basically the incredible amount of spending. >> reporter: in virginia, bob mcdonnell was hoping to become the first republican governor in eight years by defeating democrat creigh deeds. he campaigned with president obama. >> they've no
NBC
Nov 9, 2009 4:00pm EST
military memorial. that means we'll have hyms, prayers and speakers and that should include president obama and at the end of the "21-gun salute" to have fallen it is sure know toto be an emotional >> we know that he's talking to doctors. when might police be able to talk to him? >> reporter: here's what i do know, pat. investigators want to talk to him as soon as possible. his attorney says we'll see how that shakes out but not until i get a chance to talk to him first. the attorney telling us that he was contacted by hasan's family today and agreed represent him. so i wouldn't think that that will be today certainly, because he's just going to meet with hasan and his family this afternoon. and understand that this is a guy who just got off of a ventilate thorweeke-- ventilato weekend. it's not something that he's up for apparently at this point as well. so physically he wouldn't be able to go through any type of interrogati interrogation, we're being told as well. it might be quite some time. >> jay, motive is still the big question in this case. do you know if investigators are any close
NBC
Nov 13, 2009 4:00pm EST
attacks held accountable in hope court. >> reporter: attorney general eric holder and president obama are breaking from the bush administration, closing guantanamo and bringing the notorious inmates to the u.s. >> i fully expect to direct prosecutors to seek the death penalty against each of the alleged 9/11 conspiraciors. >> reporter: critics call for trials in cuba. >> we are going to bring these animals back to the scene of the crime so they can put on a circus and put on a show. >> reporter: hamilton peterson lost his dad and step mom on 9/11. >> mr. muhammad does not deserve the platform, venue or forum to continue to express his hate. >> reporter: some worry t trials will inspire a new attack. >> new york city and suburbs are the number one terrorist target in the world without these additional terrorist offenders being in lower manhattan. >> reporter: in court, waterboarding is sure to be an issue. muhammad was subjected to it 183 times. >> is a jury going to look past things like enhanced interrogation techniques and find someone guilty aside from those issues? >> reporter: at
NBC
Nov 19, 2009 4:00pm EST
and say they'll fight it. president obama released a stement from asia today saying the plan meets his goals. the first votes could happen this weekend. >>> more confusion today for women and cancer groups after the secretary of health and human services speaks out about the controversial new guidelines about when women should get mammograms. >> that they make recommendations looking at a global set of data. what ismportant then is to take those recommendations and put them in a real health care setting with real patients, and every patient is different. every woman is different. >> the task force suggests only women who are at risk for breast cancer should get mammograms before age 50, and then only every two years. many leading cancer groups strongly disagree saying mammograms and early detection save lives. >>> among county teacher is charged today with stealing cash and drugs at gun point. 41-year-old brendan friedman is a biology teacher at cartsburg high school and is accus of holding up a bethesda pharmacy to steal prescription dugs. police tell us he went and robbed a bank afte
NBC
Nov 4, 2009 4:00pm EST
of the obama administration depends on who you ask. kimberly suiters has that report. >> thank you. thank you. >> reporter: bob mcdonnell took virginia by landslide. he reminded his supporters today they face a daunting deficit. >> i pledge to you we will honor the words of thomas jefferson to keep a wise and frugal government and we will do everything possible to keep taxes and regulation and litigation and spending to a minimum here in virginia. >> reporter: while the governor-elect struck a conciliatory tone, reaching out to 41% who did not vote for him. other party faithful revelled in the wind. >> tonight's great victory is a clear sign thate the people are fed up with the obama/pelosi/keane agenda. >> don't believe local elections in virginia and new jersey portend a lot about legislative success or political success in the future. i just don't. >> reporter: on "the today show" wednesday morning, tim kaine blamed the democratic loss on history. >> for 24 years the party that holds the white house loses both these governorships. that is the historic trend. last night followed that trend,
NBC
Nov 6, 2009 4:00pm EST
of jobless benefits, the fourth since the recession began. today, president obama signed a bill that adds 14 to 20 extra weeks of unemployment aid. it also extends tax credits for home buyers through next april and provide provides tax breaks to businesses that have recent losses. >> economists tell us when these benefits are spent on food or clothing or rent, it actually +- strengthens our economy and creates new jobs. >> reporter: this new law as the labor department announced, the unemployment rate has grown 10.2%. nearly 16 million people can't find jobs, even though the worst recession since the great depression has apparently ended. the president said higher employment is his administration's overriding focus. >> so although it will take time and will take patience, i am confident that our economy will recover. i'm confident we are moving in the right direction. >> reporter: james robinson would benefit from the new law. he is unemployed and looking, but his benefits have run out. pushing. that's what i'm doing. >> reporter: the job losses cut a widewath across the economy from manufac
NBC
Nov 10, 2009 4:00pm EST
just wrapped up for the 13 people killed there in last week's rampage. president obama was on hand to offer comfort to those affected, while the search for answers continues. jay gray has the latest from ft. hood. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: searching for grace and comfort they gather, thousands, some dressed in red, white and blue, most in army green, all struggling to deal what happened here. >> it's a day to honor the fallen, one big family. >> when something drastic like that happens, it affects everybody. >> reporter: president obama met with families of the fallen and some of the wounded brd stepping to the podium for the first time in his young presidency as consoler in chief. >> here at ft. hood, we pay tribute to 13 men and women who were not ae to escape the horror of war even in their own home. their memory will be honored by the places they lived and the people they touched. their life's work is our security, and the freedom we all too often take for granted. >> reporter: as this grieving community searches for answers, so do investigators, examining major nidal hasa
NBC
Nov 27, 2009 4:00pm EST
uninvited guests who attended president obama's state dinner tuesday. lawyers for michaele and tareq salahi maintain the couple were cleared. >> secret service says their probe is intensifies. brian moar is on capitol hill with more on this story. >> reporter: experts say this points to a serious hole in the white house security. the problem is it's not sure what that hole is. >> reporter: michaele and tareq may have been unknown when they showed up to the obama first state dinner, but all of washington is asking who they are and the secret service is investigating whether they crashed the hottest party in town. the self-styled socialites had their photo snapped with vice president biden. their lawyer says they were cleared by the white hou to be at the dinner honoring india's prime minister. the white house denies they were invited. >> when i first looked at them i thought, could that be them? >> reporter: "the washington post" columnist knew of the salahis and wondered how they got through the tight security into this bash. >> they want to be famous and got their wish. >> reporter: salahi
NBC
Nov 2, 2009 4:00pm EST
years. he was immediately congratulated by president obama as well as britain and the united nations. the president has been waiting for the election matter to be resolved before he announces whether he will commit additional u.s. troops to ghanistan. >>> while there are new signs that the economy is improving, unemployment isn't one of them and that was the focus of a meeting today at the white house. president obama met with his economic advisory board today to come up with job growth and creation strategies. he noted that the economy has come a long way since january when 700,000 people lost their jobs in a single month. but he also said there's still a long way to go. >> we that i want we're going to continue to see some job losses. that there's no reason why we're not going to be not only to create jobs but kind of us is stainable economic growth that everybody's looking for. >> meanwhile there were better than expected reports in other sectors, manufacturing rose last month to the highest level in more than three year while construction spending increased in september. >>> mean
NBC
Nov 17, 2009 4:00pm EST
. the president had tough words. behind the scenes, the obama administration not concerned about that. the president will play tourist tomorrow, tour tiananmen square before he leaves for seoul, south korea. chuck todd, prafling with the president in china. >>> president obama will spend one night in seoul, south korea, th return to washington thursday. >> the army is launching an internal investigation into whether it missed any warning signs about the man accused of killing 13 people at ft. hood earlier this moing. anonymous sources tell "wall street journal" the army is going to focus on major nidal hasan's six years as psychiatrist at the walter reed army medical center. doctors who oversaw hasan's medical training previously voiced concerns over his strange behavior. they never saw any evidence that he might be a threat. >>> new york's governor is not holding back when criticizing the white house. david paterson says it's wrong to hold the trial for five men linked to the 9/11 aacks in new york. paterson says his state is still having trouble getting over the terror attacks that
NBC
Nov 20, 2009 4:00pm EST
are, the information can be hard to get. when president obama goes out to eat, he can't determine cleanliness. of four restaurants the obamas dined at last spring, two would have received as, one a "b" and one an "f." gerald klein says the changes in l.a. are due to revamping of health department inspections, not to letter grading. klein thinks it's unfair to give restaurants a low grade because they had just one bad day during a pop inspection. >> you get one pop quiz, you have a bad day and you're stuck with that and branded with that. that's not fair. >> reporter: csbi says with profession such as airline pilot, metro employees, restaurant operators, a bad day puts too many people at risk. >> why are these inspection reports going into a filing cabinet somewhere? if they do poorly, nobody knows what them. that's unfortunate for the consumers who get sick every year. >> reporter: if you want to see the inspection report for your favorite restaurant today in virginia, it's fairly easy. you go online to the state health department and then you can view the actual report by restaur
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